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Episode 101: Introduction to Circuits

These activities, from the Institute of Physics, look at electrical circuits. They provide a review of previous knowledge and introduce the language needed to cope with the greater depth of learning at post-16 level. Activities include: • a discussion about electrical circuits to reinforce knowledge and highlight...

Wearing Electronics

This Catalyst article investigates how polymer materials can be designed and printed with electrical properties that allow them to be used in wearable electronic devices. The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 2.

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To make graphene

This video explores graphene and explains how it can be made simply using sellotape and graphite from a pencil.  It also mentions some of the applications of graphene.

Magnet Madness

These activities provide a quick, engaging set of tasks designed to demonstrate theories related to the use of magnets, such as electromagnetic induction, chaos theory and magnetic fields. Although mainly designed as science activities, they could also be used as an introduction to power generation or the potential...

Transport - technical briefs

These technical briefs focus on ways to transport goods and people in a relatively low cost way. This is important to people in the developing world living in remote areas.  Technologies include cycle trailers, improved bicycles for load carrying, and aerial ropeways.

Technical briefs are...

Energy - technical briefs

These technical briefs focus on energy access as a key element in lifting people out of poverty. In remote locations small-scale renewable energy technologies that can be used include micro-hydro, solar, wind and biogas.

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are...

Agriculture - technical briefs

These technical briefs look at agricultural production in many parts of the world, carried out on a small-scale by farmers. Relatively small improvements in agricultural practice can have a big impact on yield and dramatically improve the life of a farmer and their family.

Technical briefs are documents...

Telecommunications: a technology for change

Published to coincide with the opening of a major new gallery at the Science Museum, this book traces the history of telecommunications and looks at its many different uses, from the telegraph to the space probe. It starts with the discovery that electricity would travel along wires, and the subsequent invention of...

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